Obituaries

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Wilson, Martha “Hazel”

February 17, 1924 – June 15, 2017
at the age of 93 years

Celebration of Life:  Saturday, August 5, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, Salmon Arm

Dennis, Margaret Ethel

February 13, 1934 – June 15, 2017
at the age of 83 years

Margaret Ethel Dennis (Wise), age 83, of Blind Bay, BC passed away June15, 2017 after a valiant fight against cancer.  Through her journey she continued to teach us to live life fully, bravely and courageously.

Margaret’s passion was her family. She sought to instill in her children a commitment to family and friends, the importance of laughter and the power of kindness and a smile. Margaret loved bowling, sewing, knitting, quilting.  She was a big hockey fan and a homebody who loved watching and perhaps yelling at the Canucks on TV.

Margaret was predeceased, by her husband of 31 years, Arthur (Art) Dennis. He was her “Other” and felt lost without him. Margaret is survived by her 4 children:  Frances Buckle (Andy), Dawn Sharpe, Bodie Wise (Trish), Cindy Abbrusci (Ken Justice). Seven grandchildren -Matt Buckle, Andrea Ncwana, Kacey Sharpe, Cory Wise, Samantha Wise, Jacyln Sterling, and Nikki Abbrusci.  She was also blessed with 6 great grandchildren, and and extended family including 3 stepchildren and their grandchildren – Susan & Ian Hadden, Tony & Jan Dennis, Terry & Tim Kahut.  

The family would like to thank Mom’s friends who she loved & who touched her deeply. Tim & Shirley Biernacki, Helga Tamagi, Marlis Albertson, June Samphire and Jarvis.  The journey was made easier with her compassionate doctors: Dr. Macdonald-GP and Dr. Main – Oncologist, the Oncology staff and ICU Nurses at the Salmon Arm Hospital.  Your care and compassion will forever be in our hearts.

Mom…..Keep us under your wings, you were simply the best – not only our mom but our best friend.

Robinson, Hildegard

June 07, 1935 – June 12, 2017
at the age of 82 years

 Hilda passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017 at the age of 82 years. She was born on June 7th, 1935 and lived in Kamloops until the family moved to Creston where she graduated from high school. Upon graduation she moved to Nelson to work for the Imperial Bank and it was there that she met and married Robert (Bob) Robinson in 1955. They raised their three children – Teresa, Graham and Cynthia – in Nelson. Upon becoming empty nesters, she and Bob embarked on a new adventure as the owners of the Rainbow Resort in Balfour, BC and later on the Creston Cleaners and Laundry before finally retiring to the Lower Mainland.

Hilda is survived by her daughter Teresa, son Graham, daughter Cynthia, grandsons Robert and Sean, granddaughter Allysa, great-grandchildren Leia and Aiden, and sisters Betty and Ann. She was predeceased by her parents Marie and Albert Brunner, her husband Robert and her sister Ruth.

Hilda’s family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the staff at Mount Ida Mews for the compassionate and professional care provided during her residency.

In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting that those who wish to remember Hilda in a special way can make a donation to either the Heart and Stroke Foundation or BC Children’s Hospital.

No service, by request. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.

MacDonald, Noreen Agnes

September 13, 1928 – June 10, 2017
at the age of 88 years

A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Salmon Arm, 10:30 am Monday, June 19, 2017. Father George LaGrange OMI officiating Reception to follow in the church hall.

 

Meszaros, Sylvester “Les”

December 14, 1928 – June 13, 2017
at the age of 88 years

A Celebration of Life will be held June 24, 2017 at 3 pm at Fischers Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm

 “Les” passed away peacefully surrounded by his three children at Noric House in Vernon on June 13, 2017.
He was born on December 14, 1928 in St. Benedict, Saskatchewan.
Les was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Shirley Anne Meszaros, partner of 10 years, Ruth Nadrozny, and sister Pearl. Les leaves behind his sister, Grace Gallinger (Tammy, Lee), son Russell Meszaros (Sherry), daughter Diane Lambert (Dean), daughter Debbie Mackintosh (Trent) and grandchildren Deja (Colby), Megan (Brett), Nathan, Tia, Kaden, Jayden, Trey, Calah, Tana and Ryan.
We would like to express our deep appreciation to the staff at Noric House and Coldstream Meadows for providing Dad with such great care.

McTague, Louise Jane

June 20, 1944 – June 06, 2017
at the age of 72 years

Louise was born in Toronto, Ontario on June 20, 1944. Louise was a graduate of Simon Fraser University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Art Honors First Class in Geography and Communication. She also completed post graduate studies at Simon Fraser. Louise worked in software development where she excelled in training.
Louise was an unsurpassed quilter, a gift which she shared with the Langley Quilters Guild. After retiring in 2006, she devoted herself full-time to quilting and contributed to the many community charities supported by the Langley Quilters Guild. In 2008, Louise and David moved to Blind Bay where she continued quilting for her family as well as the Langley and Shuswap communities until Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) took over her body. Louise was proud of the fact that ALS did not take away her mind, spirit, or motivation to help others. She was also proud that she died with the “largest fabric stash in the Shuswap.”
Louise is survived by her devoted husband of 29 years, David Hylands, her daughter, Charlene Louise Hoyt, her sisters: Margaret Betts, Blind Bay, Linda D’Souza, Calgary, Deborah Hudlin Brandon, Brenda-Rae Piri, Calgary, as well as her niece Jennifer Smith, Calgary, and her parents-in-law, Christopher and Shirley Hylands, Blind Bay. She was very proud of her daughter Char, a talented artist who graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Char also has used her art skills and creativity in the film production industry.
A special thank you to Doctors J.E. Bratty, R.M McDonald, and C. Calder, (Royal Inland Hospital) as well as the Salmon Arm palliative care team and ALS Society for their support and equipment.If desired, donations in Louise’s name may be made to the B.C. ALS Society.
No viewing nor services, at Louise’s request. A private family celebration will be held at a later date.

Rolin, Vivian Norma

May 14, 1936 – June 5, 2017
at the age of 81 years

A celebration of Vivian’s life will be held at the Elks Hall, in Salmon Arm on Saturday, September 16 at 2 pm.

Vivian passed away peacefully on June 5 at the age of 81 years. She was born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan May 14, 1936 to Clara and Norris Rosvold and grew up in Canoe, BC. She spent many years in Salmon Arm, Golden and Clearbrook gathering great friends and memories.

Vivian was predeceased by her parents, her brother Elder and her husband Laverne (Lefty). She will be greatly missed by her brother, Orville (Louise), daughters Debbie (Doug), Sandra (Mark) and Nadine (Dan), her grand children and great grandchildren.

A gentle and caring person, Vivian was a Charter Member of the Salmon Arm Royal Purple with which she served for 55 years, working alongside great friends.

Vivian’s family would like to extend sincerest thanks to the staff at Hillside Village for the compassionate and professional care provided.